Getting Started Tutorials on TechSmith site

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Getting Started Tutorials on TechSmith site - can they be uploaded to company LMS? Otherwise, I basically have to copy the tutorials using my screenshots and voice. It would be easier to just load the tutorials on our LMS so that end-users could learn how to produce learning material. Please help.

Tutorials link: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-8.html
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mdavis

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Fred Grover, Champion

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Seeing that no employees from TechSmith have responded I would consider contacting TechSmith Support and asking them about this question. I have provided the information below for you.

http://support.techsmith.com/


Phone: +1.517.381.2300
Toll Free: 800.517.3001
(U.S. & Canada Only)
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST Monday through Friday

Let us know what they tell you and post back here. Thanks for posting your question and have a great day/night. Hope this helps somewhat for you.

An update which I am not sure if it is to updated as the date on it is 2013. Here is another link you can read about that was on the information. It is an FAQ PDF and if you scroll down to question number 2 you will see what they had to say back then. I have seen nothing new on this so it might still stand for information. I feel TechSmith needs to also start making new videos for their tutorials whether written or in the videos or combinations to keep their users up to date on the new software with the changes and updates. Just my opinion. Hope this information also helps you.
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Sharyn Mayne

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Wouldn't it be a better idea to create hyperlinks to the tutorials on the techsmith site?
Reasoning:
1. Techsmith are hosting the videos so they won't take up your own server space - saves you money and resources
2. If anything changes in versions or operating systems, you have to re-do the videos - will take up too much time and effort
3. Linking to the techsmith site videos via hyperlink ensures you get the most up-to-date changes in their videos as soon as techsmith publish them

If you are determined to have them in your LMS, is there anyway to create a placeholder e.g. image with hotspot inside your course that links directly to the videos on the techsmith site?
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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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Hi All,

Sorry I missed this one!

First, yes, you can download the video files and distribute them to users in your organization via an LMS or other closed method. The only way to make us sad is by trying to sell the content or claiming the tutorials as your own. :) Also, if you haven't noticed, many of the tutorials even have the Camtasia project files available for download, so you can provide something for your Camtasia users to dissect. 

Secondly, I have to agree with Sharyn. As someone who updates the tutorials a lot, it may be best just to hyperlink to our pages when that's possible. If we make changes to a video, there's no way for you to know that. Sometimes we change them because something in the product changes. And sometimes (although pretty rarely) we change them just to make something clearer.

Lastly, in the same vein, some of the tutorials have hotspot links to other related tutorials on our site. Just know that if you take the downloadable mp4, those hotspots will not work. So if you present the video in an LMS, I'd suggest adding a text note, with or without the link in the original video.   

If you have any other questions, please post them here. 

-Josh
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mdavis

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Thank you. I ended up linking to the Camtasia site as some recommended. Therefore, if any updates occur, we'll get them automatically.

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